Welcome to the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed mental health services across the Northern Territory. The Coalition has a network of 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of 35 organisations. The Coalition is a member of both the Mental Health Australia (MHA) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition is the peak body for community mental health and wellbeing. We represent NT community managed mental health organisations. We work in collaboration with a wide network of organisations, people with lived experience, their families and supporters across the Northern Territory. We work at both a national and local level to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Territorians. Each year the Coalition supports events for Mental Health Week, including the launch, administering the online calendar, and organising the community Mental Health Awards.

To access the updated Strategic Plan click here.

Latest News

National Peer Workforce Guidelines Survey

The National Mental Health Commission, recently launched National Peer Workforce Guidelines Survey.

Under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Commission is leading the development of National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines by 2021 to sustain and grow the workforce. In collaboration with RMIT University, the Commission has launched a national online survey to help inform the initial draft of the Peer Workforce Development Guidelines.

All peer workers and anyone who works in the mental health sector are invited to complete the survey.

The survey is anonymous, and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will be open until 31 March 2020, share your views.

More info about the National Peer Workforce Development Guidelines.

NT Human Services Industry Plan, January 2020

The Northern Territory’s 10 year Human Services Industry Plan is designed to unite efforts across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors, with themes, priorities and actions targeted to build “strong and inclusive organisations; supporting our people, our cultures and our communities through high-qualify human services”. Click here to download the report.

Draft Report Released 31 Oct 2019

The Productivity Commission conducted an Inquiry into the Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health in Australia. The draft Report and recommendations, including key mental health stakeholders across Australia have agreed upon a Charter 2020 which outlines the need for a national agreement for mental health.

Click here to read the Draft Report Released Oct 2019 from the Productivity Commission

A response from NTHMC to the Draft Report and in collaboration with NT Shelter and Darwin Community Legal Service.  Click here to read the response

My Recovery – Peer Led Education Program

"My Recovery facilitated connectedness with a diversity of others with similar experiences and wisdom to share. I truly believe in the personal recovery and peer-led model because it honours our journey and reimagines us as a community of active, capable and...

Reimagine Stage 2 Co-Design Project

Do you, or someone you care for, have a mental health concern that impacts you day to day?

Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

If so, you are invited to join an upcoming co-design session to create NEW resources to support you and your community to access the NDIS. Click here.


The NDIS Worker Orientation Module is now available. The NDIS Commission will begin accepting applications for provider registrations in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia's Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July 2019.To ensure a smooth...

National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) & StandBy – Support After Suicide Service

The National Indigenous Critical Response Service and StandBy – Support After Suicide Service are programs of Thirrili Ltd. Both programs work together to complement each other and provide support to individuals, families and communities impacted by suicide loss.

These services are contactable 24/7 on:

  • NICRS free call 1800 805 801 or mobile 0499 333 132.
  • StandBy mobile 0418 575 680.

For notifications and referrals for either service email suicidesupport.nt@thirrili.com.au

For further information download the flyer or visit the website.

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CMHA Third National NDIS and Mental Health Conference

Adelaide Convention Centre,
30 and 31 March 2020

Click here for more information 

Community Mental Health Australia

Advocacy and Representation

Mental Health First Aid Australia

Find an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors in the Northern Territory and Nationwide.


Useful Links

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review 2017

In February 2017, the Northern Territory Primary Health Network engaged the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition, as the peak body for community managed mental health services in the Northern Territory, to undertake the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review
Click here to view the report

Free Online Peer Support Forums

The sane forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers.

SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for promoting the forums into metropolitan, regional, and rural communities around Australia.

Sane Australia Representation Survey

In 2018 SANE Australia conducted a survey asking Australians how they wanted mental illness to be represented in images. With over 5,000 participants, the majority of those having a lived experience of mental illness, the survey results gave a clear indication of the types of images that contribute to stigma and which images portray a fair and accurate representation of living with a mental illness.
For the survey report please click here.